ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association here agreed to participate as part of a committee that will explore the possibility of an industry-wide assessment as a way to fund the national "5 a Day for Better Health" program.
so in Newark. PBH first suggested the idea of an ad hoc committee to explore the possibilities of an assessment. Chuck Sample, director of membership and fundraising for the foundation, said the next step will be for all three groups to select representatives for the committee. He said no committee meetings have been set yet.
In other business, UFFVA's board approved further development of FreshPAC, the produce industry's political action committee. "Through personal commitment of key members and UFFVA staff, FreshPAC grew from $2,500 in 1994 to over $12,000 this year, and has been an integral part of our success in supporting Congressional friends," said Tom Stenzel, president of UFFVA.
The further development of FreshPAC is part of UFFVA's plan in 1995-96 to bolster government relations efforts. "Ongoing government representation is vital to our industry, and UFFVA is the only national organization specifically defending our interests," said Tim Fleming, chairman of UFFVA and vice president of Strube Celery and Vegetable, Chicago.